Professor Ron Levi moderates Munk and CBC Ideas panel on policing

June 29, 2017 by Sherri Klassen

On May 15th and 16th, Professor Ron Levi moderated two panels at the Munk School of Global Affairs debating the dynamics of policing, trust and public consent in complex times. This is a two-part series and both parts have been recorded and broadcast on the CBC program IDEAS.

Professor Levi convened the sessions in his capacity as Director of the Munk School's Global Justice Lab. He is an Associate Professor of Global Affairs and Sociology, the George Ignatieff Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Deputy Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs. Professor Levi's research is on the legal and political dimensions of justice system responses to violence, crime, and human rights violations.

For the first of these panels, Professor Levi brought together Inspector Shawna Coxon from the Toronto Police Service; Todd Foglesong, Professor of Global Practice at the Munk School; and Donald Worme, Q.C., I.P.C., who is a Cree lawyer and founding member of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada. For the second panel, Inspector Shawna Coxon from the Toronto Police Service was joined by Cal Corley, CEO of the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance and former Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; and Micheal Vonn, Policy Director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.

More information about the panel is available on the CBC IDEAS website. The pieces first aired on June 15th and June 22nd.